It’s Tough Doing Business in Russia

With a population of nearly 145 million, Russia is a desirable market for many companies. But government rules keep making this tougher. Let’s consider the recent decision of FedEx, UPS, and DHL to stop making deliveries to individuals in Russia due to tightened regulations. As reported by Andrew E. Kramer for the New York Times: […]

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Hewlett-Packard: Wishing for the Good Old Days

Hewlett-Packard WAS a great company for a long time, with a number of innovations in the calculator, computer, printer, and other categories over the years. As noted by Businessweek (and highlighted by this photo montage): “Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded Hewlett-Packard in 1939. The company‚Äôs first product, built in a Palo […]

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Innovation Is Often Not Easy to Implement

The path from idea to successful new product is typically time-consuming, frustrating, and wrought with twists and turns. That is why so many great ideas do not become commercial successes – at least, not immediately. Just look at the video linked here about the recent problems that have grounded the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As […]

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